Build Lanarkshire Champion 2021 Business Award winner named

Alanna Maxwell

ALANNA Maxwell of Building Finishing Services UK Ltd. has won the Build Lanarkshire Champion 2021 Business Award at the conclusion of the latest programme.

The initiative guides local construction businesses on how to win new work from the public sector and Tier 1 contractors.

Run in partnership with North and South Lanarkshire Councils, the Build Lanarkshire 2021 programme was conducted by hub South West. It culminated in an online awards ceremony where each participating business presented to a panel comprising representatives of the two local authorities, Tier 1 contractors, and hub South West.

Coatbridge-based Building Finishing Services, founded in 2018 by Alanna’s brother Cameron Greenshields, specialises in refurbishing and overhauling homes throughout Scotland’s central belt.

Alanna said, “I am delighted to have won this award. The Build Lanarkshire 2021 programme was absolutely brilliant. I have gained a lot from the experience and, above all, it has given me huge confidence in taking the business forward. I want also to thank Mark Houston and Margaret Milton who made us all so welcome throughout the eight week-long programme.”

Second place went to Kirsty Hunter of BDL Demolition, while in third spot was Crawford MacGregor, of MacGregor Flooring Company Limited.

Mark Houston, supply chain development manager at hub South West, said, “Congratulations from all at hub South West to Alanna, the runners up and to each business who took part in Build Lanarkshire 2021. It has been a joy and inspiration to work with these businesses over the last eight weeks, all of which have shown incredible ambition, a hunger to learn and a willingness to embrace new ways to better their businesses and themselves.

“We should like also to thank the representatives of our Tier 1 contractor partners, David Mackenzie at Robertson Construction Central Limited, Willie Campbell of Morgan Sindall Construction, Patricia Murphy of BAM Construct UK, Fraser Hatton & Daniel Hamilton at CCG (Scotland) Ltd, Gordon Reid of Kier Construction, Gwen Blair of Linear Design & Construct, Robert Dickson at Cruden and Jim Johnstone at Morrison Construction for their ongoing commitment to supporting the programme, and for following up with the businesses to engage with them further in their quest for working together on future contracts.

“My personal thanks go also to North Lanarkshire Council’s Robert Steenson and South Lanarkshire Council’s Daniel Lowe who, alongside hub South West CEO Michael McBrearty, had the difficult task of judging the presentations.”

Michael McBrearty added, “Congratulations are due to Alanna and all the other Lanarkshire businesses which participated in this, our fourth and, yet again, highly successful Build Lanarkshire 2021 programme. There is no doubt that with this and other hub South West-led initiatives such as our Building for Growth programme, that we are all playing a vital part in helping local businesses up their game to compete for, and win, profitable business from our Tier 1 contractor partners.”